Important Lowcountry Hurricane Information Phone Numbers and Media Sites

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Information Lines – Hurricane / Disaster Related Information

Berkeley County: 843-719-4800

Charleston County: for English, 843-746-3900; for Spanish, 843-746-3909; TTY, 843-746-3911

Dorchester County: Summerville area, 843-832-0393; St. George area, 843-563-0393

Each county also puts information on its emergency management department website. For Charleston County information, for Berkeley County, and for Dorchester County.

For information about American Red Cross relief efforts, including emergency shelters, contact 843-746-2323

Law enforcement, EMS, Fire

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Charleston Police Department (Twitter and Facebook)

North Charleston Police Department (Twitter and Facebook)

Mount Pleasant Police Department (Twitter and Facebook)

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (Twitter and Facebook)

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (Twitter and Facebook)

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office (Twitter and Facebook)

Summerville Police Department (Twitter and Facebook)

S.C. Highway Patrol (Twitter and Facebook)


Charleston Water System, 843-727-6800

Summerville Commissioners of Public Works, 843-871-0810

Berkeley County Water and Sanitation, 843-572-4400

South Carolina Electric and Gas, call 1-888-333-4465 to report downed or sparking lines and 1-800-815-0083 to report a gas leak. For general information, call 1-800-251-7234, visit their website

For information about road conditions and evacuation routes, contact the S.C. Department of Transportation at 855-467-2368

For general information about hurricane and other disaster preparedness, contact the S.C. Emergency Management Division at 803-737-8500, visit their website